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Merton Delight

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by M.B.Crane at John Innes Institute, Merton, England. It was discarded in Britain in 1959. Fruits have tender, crisp, creamy flesh with a sweet to subacid flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat globose 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1978 - 307


Accession name
Merton Delight (LA 74A)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register